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Getting to the hardest-to-reach: A strategy to provide education to nomadic communities in Kenya through distance learning
Kenya has committed itself to the Millennium Development Goals, Education for All, and other education targets, but although its achievement in this respect is perhaps the best in Africa, it is unlikely to achieve these goals on present performance. The difficulty now is getting education to hard-to-reach children,
especially nomadic pastoralists. The Government of Kenya needs a new strategy urgently if the goals are to be met, and herding and education reconciled. Such a strategy is outlined here, together with a three phase programme to implement it.
IIED temporarily hosted the design phase of the Education for Nomads programme between October 2009 and September 2010. This was while the institutional arrangements for its management were transferred from SOS Sahel UK to the Ministry of State for the Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands (MDNKOAL) in Kenya.
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